The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon: The Complete Guide

Tesla Model S electric car

Overview


Tesla Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors Inc.) was founded by American engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003. They named the Palo Alto based company, Tesla, as a tribute to the engineer Nikola Tesla.  In fact, Elon Musk (Co-Founder, Tesla) become involved with the company post the founding of Tesla Motors. He was the lead  investor in the 2004  Series A investment round.

In 2008, Tesla unveiled its first zero-emission electric vehicle (EV), the all-electric Roadster.  As they say, the rest is history. Tesla, Inc is a publicly listed company and has a market value higher than any other automotive manufacturer. Elon Musk is also ranked as one of the richest individuals in the world. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he is ranked second with a net worth of US$187 billion.

Tesla has the following battery-electric vehicle (BEV) models either in production or in development. In 2020, the EV company surpassed a production volume of 1 million plug-in electric cars.

Tesla also sells battery energy storage, solar panels, solar roof and other EV charging related equipment and accessories. Tesla also owns and operates a vast network of Tesla Superchargers (20,000+ across more than 4,500 locations).


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The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon


The Model S was at one time, the second most-sold plug-in electric car globally, after the ubiquitous Nissan Leaf EV.  The Model S was first introduced in 2012. Since its launch, the Tesla green car has achieved significant milestones to include:

  • Best selling plug-in all-electric car in 2015 and 2016
  • Top selling new car in Norway in September and December 2013 
  • Top selling new car in Denmark in December 2015 
  • In 2019, Motor Trend Magazine named the Model S as the ultimate car of the year 

The United Kingdom is in the top 10 markets for the sales of the Model S electric vehicle (EV). The United States is the largest market. As of 2021, the pure electric saloon is available in three variants: the Long Range, Plaid and Plaid +.     

Tesla Model S electric car
The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon (credit:Tesla)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Saloon
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
Long Range (from £83,980)
Plaid (from £110,980)
Plaid + (from £139,980)

PROSCONS
Excellent EV range and access to Supercharger networkExpensive. Cheaper pure electric alternatives available
Powerful and fast electric performanceBuild quality issues
Excellent interior space and technologyFull Self-Driving option not cheap (£6,800)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery size (95 kWh and 120 kWh). The 120 kWh is available on the Plaid +
Charging:250 kW rapid charging standard (Supercharge up to 175 miles in 15 mins). On-board charger 16.5 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 120,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1445
Width (mm):1964
Length (mm):4970
Wheelbase (mm):2960

Tesla Model S Long Range
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):412 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 16.5 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:3.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):398
Max Power (hp):670
Torque (Nm):N/A
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:4
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,069
Colours:5

Tesla Model S Plaid
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):390 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 16.5 kW AC)
Top Speed:200 mph
0-60 mph:1.99 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):760
Max Power (hp):1020
Torque (Nm):N/A
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:4
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,162
Colours:5

Tesla Model S electric car
The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon (credit:Tesla)

Tesla Model S electric car
The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon (credit:Tesla)

Tesla Model S electric car
The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon (credit:Tesla)

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The All-Electric Tesla Model S Saloon (credit:Tesla)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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